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Higher Ed. is Under Attack from Within by Disaffected Students

by James H. “Smokey” Shott

College campuses — once the bastion of diverse opinion, a garden where ideas thrived, where contrary viewpoints were freely expressed — are fast becoming cesspools of narrow-mindedness that stifle free speech, where political correctness rules over common sense, where free thinking is discouraged, and they are occupied more and more by students offended because someone expressed a different opinion, didn’t pay proper deference, or wore the “wrong” costume on Halloween.

Student protests are returning to 1960s/70s levels, and arise because some students think that there aren’t enough minority professors on campus while others decry a lack of “social justice,” and some have called for hunger strikes over what they perceive as a lack of support for students of color.

If students don’t like a professor’s point of view, or they detect “microaggressions” in the classroom, they feel led to demand the professor resign or be fired. You are a Hispanic kid and someone wears a sombrero and a poncho on Halloween, it’s time for a protest.

And did you know that the First Amendment makes some college kids feel unsafe? Would you ever have imagined that such an idea could take hold on an American

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1 Comment for “Higher Ed. is Under Attack from Within by Disaffected Students”

  1. I can’t even begin to comment on how ridiculous this post sounds when considering the perception of protesting students. The author has made these college students’ causes and issues sound rather fickle, as if racial and gender equality and the rising cost of higher ed are things that have always been and that there’s no need to raise a stink about on campus. Even if the author can’t understand why students engage in these activities, it would be best not to resort to labelling these actions as effects of liberalism. That correlation seems rather simple-minded.

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